We Tried 9 Healthy Store-Bought Creamers and Found 3 (Dairy-Free!) Worth Buying
Love a lighter cup of coffee? Switch things up with these plant-based options.
Some of us don’t like to drink black coffee, and that’s okay. But store-bought creamers tend to have unnecessary fat, added sugar, and artificial colors or flavors that can wreak havoc on your health (and waistline).
Not to mention the ingredients. Look at what's in a standard dairy-based flavored creamer and you’ll find things like water, oil, cellulose, and artificial flavoring. Yuck!
So we sought out the healthiest creamers we could find and brewed up a few pots of coffee to find the ones that also tasted great. After reviewing the options at our local grocery stores, we purchased nine different products that passed our nutritional guidelines—a mix of flavored and unflavored, plant-based and dairy creamers. And believe it or not, the highest-rated ones all happen to be plant-based! Here, our three favorites:
Natural Bliss Oat Milk Creamer
If you like your coffee on the sweet side, this creamer should be your new go-to. Tasters loved how creamy this creamer was—even though it’s plant-based, it has a milk-like mouthfeel that adds subtle body to coffee. And the vanilla flavor is just-right, not too overwhelming. Each tablespoon has 25 calories, 1g of sat fat, and 4g of sugar.
Buy now: Target, $2.99
Califia Farms Better Half
This unflavored creamer was our testers’ favorite of the bunch. It’s made of half coconut cream and half almond milk. Tasters liked that it “had just a touch of sugar,” which “took the edge of the nut-milk thing,” and “complemented the coffee’s bitterness.” Each tablespoon has 20 calories, 1.5g of sat fat, and 1g of sugar.
Buy now: Target, $3.49
So Delicious Vanilla
This vanilla-flavored creamer gets subtle coconut flavor from the coconut milk—without any of the sat fat that usually comes with coconut-infused products. Each tablespoon is around 25 calories and has only 1g of fat and 4g of sugar.
Buy now: Target, $4.49